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Editqr-in-chief Barbara Hall
Literary Editor Mary Lea Pioppi
Business Manager Robert Silva
. Hilda Belcher
Asst. Business Managers
Asst. Art Editor
Girls' Sports .
. Dorothy Durant
. Norma Anderson
Boys' Sports Roy Randall
. Althea St. Onge
Senior Features — Robert Hutchinson, Chairman
Senior Poems — Mary Reed, Chairman
Junior Literary Editor
Sophomore Literary Editor
. Marjorie Knight
William Di Stefano
. Ruth Vickery
. Ruth Gordan
. Sumner Stratton
. Lois Caswell
. Elaine Girard
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THE PRICE OF PEACE
DEACE is an ideal never yet fully attained by
any man or any nation ; nor will it be attained
ever by the world — fully. Peace as mankind know?
it is a compromise, a whole series or even a sys-
tem of compromises. In a world of conflicting in-
terests and ambitions, in a world in which nations
grow, peace must be elastic. Any peace designed
primarily to preserve the status quo bears too
close a resemblance to the peace of death to be of
use to a living world.
Peace is indivisible. If it is broken anywhere,
it is likely to break everywhere. We can no longer
speak — as we tried to just a few years ago — of "localizing" a war. The
peace of China and of Ethopia is our peace, too. The world has become
one; the instruments of peace and the weapons of war both have made it
one — physically. Mankind, longing for peace, must make it one in spirit.
What does one pay for peace? This most precious of all commodities
can be purchased with one mintage only — life. And it is not purchased
on the field of battle; we buy there merely the hope of peace. Nor is it
to be bought at the conference table when war ends; there we take on
the responsibility to make peace effective. No more than that.
But we buy peace in our daily lives with our lives — the lives of the
living, not the dead. — all our lives long. And, when we die, those who
come after us must continue to pay this price if peace is to continue.
Peace must be waged as sternly and unrelentingly as war is waged.
For peace is dynamic, vital ; not a mere negation — the absence of war.
Having paid in "blood and sweat and tears" for the hope of peace, and
having added to that such vast material wealth, we must still stand ready
to pay in work and worry, in sacrifice and selflessness the further exactions
demanded of us.
And the price will not be too high.
Day by day, aware of our own interests, firm in our faith in de-
mocracy, loyal to our own ideals, yet never blind to the interests and faith
and ideals of other peoples, we must be patient, resolute, just — and, as
we have always been, a peace-loving people.
And we must be awake — as we have not always been.
Edgar J. Mongan
In spite of the fact that Joseph is the "strong, silent
type", we realized his true worth and elected him our
class president. "Camy" began his high school career
inconspicuously, but in his Junior year he was chosen
class treasurer. He served on various dance committees,
and became a war stamp collector. Joseph is endowed
with a contagious smile, a democratic spirit, blond hair,
blue eyes, and a stature of 5' 11". He seems to enjoy
being an executive, and does not appear to worry about graduation and
speechmaking. He could succeed in the cinema, but would also make a
dashing soldier, sailor, or marine.
Although a participant in many activities, we have yet to hear him
refuse whenever an additional task is requested. With his ability and his
cooperative spirit, we feel that he is capable of achieving much. Roy has
proved his worth in many ways ; as co-captain of the
football team, member of the basketball team, as presi-
dent of the S. A. S., as a member of the National Honor
Society, the Honor Group, and an editor on the Year
Book staff. He has brown hair, blue eyes, a height of 5' 8",
and is the proud owner of a green and red coupe, fre-
quently used to transport football, basketball, and hockey
players. We have confidence in this class executive.
Some say she is quiet, but "quiet" is not the word
to describe her. Ann is one of our very active girls who
participated in basketball and hockey. She has strongly
voiced the opinion that girls' sports are as important as
those the boys engage in. She has distinguished herself
as a member of the S. A. S., the Glee Club, and the Honor
Group. She was a member of the Junior Press Club,
and served on the "Till Victory" and Library Staffs.
She has a radiant smile, long eyelashes, and dark, lustrous hair. Our
Ann is definitely nice to know.
Richard Balboni, an active member of the football team and treasurer
of the class for the first half year, is now in the United States Army Air
Corps. Norman Fabri was chosen to fill the vacancy occasioned by his
departure. "Dimples" has demonstrated his efficiency as a member of the
football squad, and as a member of various dance com-
mittees. Norman also portrayed "Joseph" in the Christ-
mas play. He can be found almost any afternoon labor-
ing in the First National Store, where he collects precious
red ration points in the meat ( ?) department. What about
a thick juicy steak, Norman? He could easily be described
as tall, dark, and handsome. We are fortunate in having
one so capable to care for our class funds.
Auouth had climbed to the mountain top
In search of the path of lite
That leads to success and happiness
f trough ui5cJom and courage and strife.
Ihe world spread wide before him
torn tne great height uhero he stood
Vah the guiding hand ot his elders
directing the uau through lire's wood.
The goal he desired was a world at peace
Vith Tibertu , 'justice, pood will —
His debt to God and his fellow men
He must honestlu seefv to fulfill.
2 He reabed it must be his purpose
To spurn evil and follow the truth
That will lead to new heights or perfection
In this land, the clear dream or his uouth.
Then he praued that the vision he had here
Would staii when his ioumeii must start
Down the mountain and out on lifes hionwau
t/here alone he must tar\e up his part.
r/o record here of tkinas tneu 'ue done;
'e only seek to nave Some fun.
He's the genial boy who cleans
Apparently never vexed,
For as soon as he's scrubbed
off one test
Mrs. R is there with the next.
A senior boy is the obvious
The idea has been flouted:
By overt acts she's shown us
That she, for one, can doubt it.
We all know where Doris is
When Period II arrives;
She labors on attendance
It's work on which she thrives.
Dick served us as class treas-
For half a year or more —
Now we're further in his
He's in the Flying Corps.
A metamorphosis we've seen,
And the change we don't de-
, cry :
Gone is the bashful boy we
In the days of Junior High.
Evelyn is not boisterous,
We know the reason why:
It's because she's thinking,
Not because she's shy.
It would prove most lucrative
Were she to take a chance
On collecting small donations
When instructing in the
She won't subscribe to gam-
Whatever may befall;
By legimate endeavor
She'll win — or not at all.
Her position is strategic:
When she feels less than fine,
A doctor 'd treat his typist —
And she needn't stand in line.
A secretary's life she thinks
In pleasure must abound;
If we were boss, we'd happy
To have this girl around.
The Navy he felt
He had to join
No matter from us
What hours he'd purloin.
"Join the Navy and see the
No recruiting poster's needed
To sell the idea to this boy —
The point he has conceded.
She may not have the blondest
Of any girl alive,
But undoubtedly she has it
In the Class of '45.
She would a secretary be,
And she should be a good one;
For, when she's given work
It never is just half done.
She's one of the few good
The senior class can boast;
When the Rsd Cross yarn ar-
Is the time we need her most.
Before she wore a diamond
We know that she desired
To be a cosmetician:
The wish may have expired.
Mrs. Raymond finds her
Most efficient —
As home room secretary
He won't rush in foolishly
Where angels fear to tread ;
He knows to travel safe and
A man must use his head.
Handling ration books, we've
Can drive some people mad :
But she's exposed to them all
And finds the job not bad.
The urge to hike throughout
Is difficult to smother —
His shot gun in his good right
His camera in the other.
Two hundred model airplanes
He made before he went;
'Twould seem that in the Air
He should be quite content.
When she brings us
Liszt and Gevaert,
In these very hectic days
With housewives in a quan-
She should make her dream
come true —
Establish her hand laundry.
When we asked her to play
At the Christmas season,
The choice was not hap-
There was a special reason.
We close our eyes and see her
In a radio station
Singing with a name band —
Wild the acclamation.
Harriet is the tonic
We take so we may bloom :
Taken in proper doses
She's the antidote to gloom.
The bulletin board for Jan-
She had to undertake:
Not her fault if the quaran-
Made the subject out of date.
He really wants to graduate,
And yet he dreads the minute
When he must face the multi-
Recall his speech, begin it.
"Laugh and the world laughs
with you" —
He does — in horror we leap,
For such a frightful groan he
We feel we're meant to weep.
To Boston on Saturday morn-
She gayly wends her way;
At a school of art she'll spend
A. most inspiring day.
We have heard a girl de-
As beautiful but dumb;
But here is glamor and gram-
She's obviously not the one.
By qualms and squeams
She's not beset;
If one method won't work,
Another she'll get.
She's dedicated to her art.
When lags the conversation,
Her mind is on a loftier
The glcry of creation.
To Florida she did not go:
We're dewy-eyed and tremu-
Could it be she wished to
The entire year with us?
A fish, some meat, or frozen
He'll hand you with a smile:
In school as in the grocery
He's pleasant all the while.
In the competition
After schooldays looming
She will be conspicuous
For superior grooming.
Astaire and Rogers
Are a comely combination,
And Johnnie and Winkie
Are a perfect imitation.
It's sheer curiosity
We must admit,
But the nickname, Mickey-
Just how does it fit?
Even his nickname
Suggests that sport
In which, come springtime,
To study the piano
Or soothe a fevered brow?
A decision she must make
Not very long from now.
He was to go to Middleboro,
But he changed his mind; .
We like to think it was be-
For P. H. S. he pined.
We've found her very helpful
When we want a favor done;
She's pleasant and coopera-
Yet seeks no place in the sun.
She served as head librarian:
Our admiration won
By creating the impression
That work could be real fun.
Every subject in his course
He does not adore;
But Period V and Radio —
Who could ask for anything
She thinks she'll do what her
mother did :
May she prosper in her
Four years from now the
youth of the town
May listen to her voice.
The Beatrice Lillie of our
Her name on a marquee?
Since her debut in November,
We feel that this could be.
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When he goes into service,
He should make a bequest:
His lovely jacket to the girl
He deems above the rest.
Her amazing appetite
Cannot be denied;
So numerous her activities
It may be justified.
When duty calls, she anwers;
So gracious her compliance
She puts to shame rebellious
Who would show defiance.
Track and trumpet
No slouch at either
We would rate him.
Those who have a carping
Arouse her deepest ire;
Those who prod and pester
She holds but little higher.
A weekly trip to Kingston
We can comprehend,
But how he gets his car to run
Puzzles us no end.
He's engaged in a struggle
Terrific and grim —
Will he conquer English
Or it vanquish him?
We don't know how she reacts
To mastadon or mouse,
But the cocker spaniel is the
She'll have around her house.
Children here, children there,
Children, children every-
Not everyone would think it
To prepare them for grade
In Period I who's failed to see
How she emulates the bee,
Doing all a girl can do
To meet detail tests in Period
He shuffled off from Buffalo
In his Junior year;
We hope we've made it evi-
We're glad to have him here.
He'd hate to live in a city,
To work in a factory go:
He would be close to the rich
With a chance to watch things
Could be in basketball or
She rocketed to fame —
But she beat all boys in news
More honor to her name.
We don't know what aptitude?
The B. U. tests revealed,
But her interest really lies
In the business field.
The class looked up and fol-
Miss Rafter's pleading look:
She shook her head ; we heard
"Oh, David, close that book!"
MARY ALLEN MANION
"Seven Lively Arts" by Billy
On Broadway is presented:
No more than two she needs
Her busy and contented.
We say this in
No mood censorious,
But our will against hers
And she'd be victorious.
Foreign languages for some
Provide a tortuous maze;
They were for her a sunlit
Through her high school days.
After a gruelling week, he
He will ask for naught
But a chance to eat and a
chance to sleep —
And that's not demanding a
From a scientific viewpoint
Our procedure couldn't be
Nancy simply looks like a girl
Who would make a first-class
In the crackle of the static
In the hum of rectifier
More than in the human voice
He finds something to admire.
For Levi we were saving
Our most potent jibes,
But Uncle Sam protects him
From our diatribes.
He owns the Car Distinctive:
As he whizzes by,
Numerals and nicknames
Meet our startled eye.
Dauntless is our Dorothy
Dashing through the day,
So much like a magnet
We must "go her way".
She does not choose the spot-
For she is quite content
To do the task that lies at
Nor others' fame resent.
When she leads the cheering
To her work she thrills:
No need at all for her to think
Of taking vitamin pills.
She's not in the least pugna-
But everybody knows
That no good purpose would
By stepping on her toes.
The value of the spoken word
He thinks is overrated:
When a thought must be ex-
It should be briefly stated.
Not "for the duration,"
She'll sign up for life:
She'll become a sailor's mate,
An ever-loyal wife.
It isn't easy for many,
And it isn't easy for her
To admit that she is in error,
To another's opinion defer.
Not in these very words per-
But inevitably she'll ask,
"What was it that Miss Raf-
For tomorrow's task?"
She thought we wouldn't see
But we did. How could she
To dance a stately minuet
In her saddle shoes?
His service in the State Guard
May stand him in good stead.
Prepared is he as boy can be
For days that lie ahead.
She often seemed detached
When in trouble we have
Come, take the mask off,
We know that you're soft-
Service to her school and class
She's given in full measure;
We hope that from it she will
Fond memories to treasure.
Marion has a little lamb
That gives her heart a thrill
Romping o'er that little farm
Down in Ellisville.
He doesn't like to take the bus
To Plymouth every day:
We seek a helicopter
His discomfort to allay.
To read his football column
We'd think he'd never played :
Yet he was a co-captain,
What goes on inside her head
We only can suspect:
Were we to question her, she'd
The answer most direct.
To know her is to like her:
Wherever there is need
She will lend a helping hand
With no thought of meed.
We fear he secretly consigns
To the deepest Tropics
Any teacher who requires
Detested oral topics.
She has a host
Of good intentions:
Most prove to be more
Than timely inventions.
We need only look at Ivan
To see that he could be
Of service to a football team,
And he was — in reality.
She's pleasant and obliging
As she sets out teachers'
And she makes the lunch hour
[11 numerous little ways.
Her word is as good as her
When she accepts a task,
She attacks it with vim anJ
What more could anyone ask?
If she deems it
Worth her while,
She'll use her dimples
She doesn't work well under
She won't be badgered a bit;
She'll do a task well in her
own good time,
But she'll not be hurried a
She's moderate by nature,-
She holds herself aloof
Be she the recipient
Of praise or of reproof.
She will answer the Navy's
She goes into training to find
The way to ease the suffering
Of the broken in body and
Dental office or kindergarten—
Which place would be the
If the latter is her choice,
The tiny will lead the tinier.
To be able to smile
In the depths of defeat
Is not a test
Most girls can meet.
Now Dick's a fine young
For motors has a penchant;
But when it comes to home-
He is not so trenchant.
She looked at her proofs
And was frankly dismayed;
But the pictures, when fin-
Her worst fears allayed.
So you'd win for yourself
All the ladies' attention?
Just learn to play swing
Like a boy we won't mention.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them
We ask you now, is it Marie?
So much time she spends with
When a teacher's in the room,
He's decorous as can be:
But let her to the office go,
A different boy is he.
She may give it if you ask it;
Otherwise she'll keep
Her opinion to herself
Locked in a silence deep.
Marjorie has her paint brush.
What may we now expect?
Deft'y with artistic strokes
She'll get the right effect.
ALTHEA ST. ONGE
As meticulous in hockey
As in an English test —
Whenever she exerts herself,
She does her level best.
Give this boy a job to do
And he'll do it at the double;
It's only when he's idle
That he gets into trouble.
Thelma's voice, so sweet and
Is one of Miss Wilber's woes;
But she can speak in accents
When she does it with her
With him it's axiomatic:
From one's high school days
Returns are in proportion
To the effort one displays.
If only it were possible
To spend the entire day
1 n Aeronautics and M a -
Then work would turn to play.
Not given to outbursts
Of grief or despair,
Absorbed in her tasks —
May she happily fare.
As treasurer of 305
She more than rang the bell:
Her room was first in the war
And led stamp sales as well.
We think that he would be
Without his lassie fair,
For anywhere we choose to go
We're sure to see them there.
She's a devotee
See Grecian Lore
If you'd learn more.
Pearl goes around with her
head in the clouds —
To pilot a plane is her dream:
If wishing a thing can make
it come true,
She's sure to come in on the
Happy are we that he wanted
To do what he had to do;
First he was of the seniors
To don the Navy blue.
i^iadd vvill and Jest
W/'E, the class of 1945, being of sound mind and body, although tempor-
arily prostrated because of the over-zealous efforts of our teachers to
impregnate us with knowledge, do declare this to be our last will and testa-
ment and make the following bequests :
To the Faculty :
A method of releasing hungry boys from Room 303 at lunch hour
without the usual stampede — for the benefit of Miss Iris Albertini.
A miniature rocket ship in which Mrs. Helen Bagnall can spirit C. B.
home so swiftly that his C. 0. will never notice his departure.
A day (in the near future) when school buses will no longer be late
— a boon to Mrs. Ruth Bailey.
A girls' English Class that will produce better poetry than ours for
Mrs. Louise Bearse.
A method of protecting her embryo artists from dripping paint
brushes — for Mrs. Margaret E. Brown.
For Mrs. Viola Figueiredo, a book of recipes so foolproof that they
will never fail, no matter what manner of boy may be attempting them.
A squad as ingenious as ours in the art of girls' tumbling — for Mrs.
Beatrice E. Garvin.
A recording of "Don't Fence Me In" for Miss Beatrice Hunt, to be
played whenever her groups need relaxation.
A pasteurization plant to enable Miss Olive Hey to handle the product
of the cow she was willed last year in order that she may obey the regula-
tions of the Health Department.
A hand-tooled leather folder in which Miss Jeannette Jacques may
keep her notes on her experiences in France in the summer of '35.
A pair of built-up shoes for Miss Helen C. Johnson so that she will
not have to look up to her pupils.
To Miss Lydia E. Judd, a group of students whose doodlings will
bear a rather closer resemblance to shorthand than to Egyptian hiero-
A recording of her voice (made of pre-war material for durability)
to be played each time Miss Elizabeth C. Kelly is about to say, "There
will be absolutely no talking after 8:10."
A sure-fire method of getting certain students to enjoy Problems
of Democracy — for Miss Katherine J. Lang.
An endless supply of pencils, blotters, and books for Miss Nellie R.
Locklin so that she will never lack planes and edges for her solid demon-
Our sincere wishes for lasting happiness to Mrs. Marion Longever.
To Mr. Edgar J. Mongan — the hope that he may soon be preparing
his classes for peace rather than for war.
A special permit to allow Mr. Theodore Packard to run his rebuilt
A class with such limitless knowledge of rivers, states, and capitals
that Miss Amy Rafter may be overwhelmed with surprise.
For Mrs. Miriam A. Raymond — A Features Editor who can keep her
supplied with a considerable number of interesting and amusing columns
Red and yellow striped shirts to relieve the monotony of his black
and white referee's garb — for Mr. Mario J. Romano.
To Mr. Louis Rudolph — the hope that he can find some one to replace
A device that will catch rare, elusive biology specimens with the
utmost dispatch — for Mr. Richard Smiley.
A newspaper for Mrs. Alice Urann, in which she can edit her own
"Advice to the Lovelorn" column.
A group of pupils unusually interested in instrumental music — for
Mrs. Amelia Vincent.
An amplifying system which will enable even the most timid girl to
be understood — for Miss Margie Wilber.
A chemistry laboratory in a far corner of the school field, in which
Mr. Claiborne H. Young can let his students manufacture whatever obnox-
ious gases they please.
To Next Year's Senior Class :
The magnificent bequest of one (1) aspirin.
One gallon of hi-test gasoline in order that there will be no trans-
portation problem at its graduation dance.
The privilege of having one more flight of stairs to climb each day.
Our sincere hope that it may be the first class of peace.
To Next Year's Junior Class:
To the Chemistry division, R. H. leave ten liters of H2S.
A pleasant experience in the nature of an introduction to the "Ninety
A few enjoyable moments learning and writing Macbeth's dagger
Satisfaction from the realization that it, too, has advanced one more
step toward the top.
To the Football Team :
A complete and elaborate first-aid kit to be presented to the boys
after their annual clash with the girls' hockey team.
To the Hockey Team :
A type of oak stick that will not bend or deteriorate when brought
into contact with the anatomy of the hardiest members of the football team.
The Class of '45 has passed —
Peace in Plymouth High at last!
Composed and recorded by the humble servant of
Class of 1945,
Nickname Pet Peeve
The Manomet bus
Del and Aud
First National boys
No mail today
William Di Stefano
Being kept waiting
Waiting for M. A. M
Going to bed
Dropping a comb
Rising in the dark
Being called Laurie
Being called Babs
Being called Tomato
Being called Lizzy
Happiest Moment When
In Angus' sweater
In Period Four
Raiding the ice box
Doing what she likes
Listening to the radio
With time and money
He has a full tank
The mail arrives
Dick gets home
The boys get home
The sun shines
Her sailor is at home
Dick is at home
Away from school
Friends are happy
Graduation is over
With beautiful women
Three in a model A
Unnoticed in Latin
Talking to Palma
Out of Plymouth
Dancing with Winkie
The mail arrives
With no homelessons
Music's in the air
Doing what she pleases
Hearing Bing Crosby
Out with Bernice
In Problems of Democracy
Without an English lesson
In Jim's Lunch
He graduates from M. I. T.
Mary Allen Manion
Mary Lea Pioppi
Althea St. Onge
Being reminded of her
On the hockey field
She gets the Mercury
On her day off
Being caught in the rain
School marks are good
Pat O'Brien's hair
There are no homelessons
Moa Bing Bing Bing
Being kidded about her
Being called Chubby
She sees Dick
Teased by her brother
Rising at G:30 A. M.
Being called Alma
She hears from Bob
Being called Porky
Tacks in his seat
In Packard's class
With a Junior
Ball in the left gutter
Without a Latin homelesson
Homework is done
Driving the Ford
People push his car
Participating in sports
Saturday morning comes
Lack of excitement
Homelessons are done
Three in a model A
Dancing with ?
Dancing with Johnnie
High heels and socks
Billy steers the ship
Tank is full of gas
Homework is done
Riding on an empty tank
He gets some gas
High school socialites
His middle name
Participating in sports
Rm. 104 attendance slip
Heartthrob is around
Having to do the dishes
(c^uoth ^Jke OSard
Miss Iris Albertini
"Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty.
Mrs. Helen Bagnall
"O, call back yesterday, bid time return."
Mrs. Louise Bearse
"Winding up days with toil, and nights with sleep.
Mrs. Margaret Brown
"Framed in the prodigality of nature.
Mrs. Viola Figueiredo
"The web of life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together."
Mrs. Beatrice Garvin
"// all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work."
Miss Olive Hey
"Let's do it after the high Rowan fashion.
Miss Beatrice Hunt
"Here will we sit and let sweet
Sounds of music creep in our ears."
Miss Jeannette Jacques
"Well said; that was laid on with a trowel."
Miss Helen Johnson
"Brevity is the soul of wit.
Miss Lydia Judd
"Come, give us a taste of your quality.'
Miss Elizabeth Kelly
"A still and quiet conscience.
Miss Katherine Lang
"For I am nothing if not critical.
Miss Nellie Locklin
"High erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy."
Mr. Edgar J. Mongan
' //" you can look into the seeds of time,
And say which grain will grow, and which will not.'"
Mr. Theodore Packard
In measureless content."
Miss Amy Rafter
"These most brisk and giddy-paced times."
Mrs. Miriam Raymond
"/ would the gods had made thee poetical."
Mr. Mario Romano
"I shall not look upon his like again."
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Mr. Louis Rudolph
"These violent delights have violent ends."
Mr. Richard Smiley
"To leave this keen encounter of our wits."
Mrs. Alice Urann
"Her voice was ever soft."
Gentle, and low, — an excellent thing in a woman."
Mrs. Amelia Vincent
"Bid me discourse; I will enchant thine ear.
Miss Margie Wilber
"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety."
Mr. Claiborne Young
"The play's the thing
Mrs. Marion Longever
"One that excels the quirk of blazoning pens.
Mrs. Ruth Bailey
"Order gave each thing view.
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This year many of our classmates, who in ordinary times would be
graduating with us, are now serving in the armed forces. Many of these
boys are already overseas; others are training in this country. We think
it fitting to have, in place of Alumni Notes, excerpts from letters of former
members of the Class of Nineteen Forty-five.
At present I am stationed at a base in South America. The heat is
intense, and the country abounds with snakes, alligators, monkeys, baboons,
and millions of annoying insects.
For recreation we climb the hills, go swimming and fishing, pick
many varieties of fruit, and have ourselves a time knocking cocoanuts
down from the palm trees.
We have a pet monkey named "Skipper" that has thoroughly learned
the art of pocket picking. He loves to go horseback riding and, when we
do take him with us, we have to keep an eye on him because he likes to
beat the horse and these horses are pretty wild.
I appreciate the interest the school has taken in me and wish to
Joseph Santos Sl/C
I don't believe any of you will ever be able to realize how much
those of us out here wish we were back graduating with you. But of
course there is a war to be fought, and you people back home wish you
could be part of the team out here doing the fighting. I realize it because
I was once one of you and I wished it, too.
Our ship, the "Miami", has participated in the bombardment of the
Palau Islands and the Marianas. We were in the supporting group in
the occuption of the Marianas, Palau, Leyte, and Luzon. We have had
several air raids by the Japs but never been hit or suffered a single
Arthur Freeman S 1/C
I have been transferred to the Pacific Fleet and I soon hope to meet
some of my friends out here. It certainly will be a thrill to meet some
one from home so far away in a strange land. I would like to extend my
best wishes to the entire graduating class of 1945.
Leno Atti F 3/C
It's pretty tough to make P. A. C. now ; in fact, it's almost impossible.
We had our classification tests about four weeks ago, and I qualified for
Radio Operator Mechanic Gunner in a B-26 or B-29.
Well, here is the schedule that I have for one day. First, we get up
at 4 :30 A. M., clean our barracks, and I mean clean them. At seven o'clock
the day starts with two hours of drill, then dinner time. After dinner
I have two hours of lecture, such as map reading, and then radio study;
then after another physical training period and another lecture we have
chow. At six o'clock I have off until nine, unless I get some kind of detail,
which we all usually do.
Pvt. Richard Balboni
Keesler Field, Mississippi
PRAYER FOR PEACE
We bow our heads in solemn prayer
That each may have his proper share
Of God's protecting arm and shield.
For when the tumult and the shout
Of conflict die, a faith devoid
Remains for humble men to ivield.
Our task will be benevolent:
To soothe men's minds and thus prevent
The thoughts of fear that they have known,
Of blood and sweat, distress and toil.
In blazing heat, on lonely soil,
With inner strength from God alone.
May generations yet to rise
Be freed of horrors from the skies,
And days be tranquil as of yore
With happiness beyond compare.
O God on high, fulfill our prayer:
Help us restore the peace once more.
OSest Ljln L^ltl.
Again a senior class has named its Best Girl Citizen. For the past
nine years the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
has invited public high schools throughout the country to do this, and in
Plymouth High School the Class of 1945 chose Barbara Hall as the girl
most outstanding in dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Sports have always been important among Barbara's extra-curricular
activities. She played on the first teams of both basketball and hockey
during her Junior and Senior years. As a member of the Ensemble and
the Girls' Glee Club, she has been a participant in many musical programs.
She was also the Vice-President of the Student Activities Society in her
Barbara has shown her interest in the literary field by serving on
the Sophomore Features Committee of "Till Victory," and as Editor in-
Chief of the 1945 Year Book. Having been elected to membership in the
National Honor Society in her Junior Year, Barbara has been a Junior
member of the Plymouth Woman's Club.
As the last year of our high school days draws to a close, the Class
of '45 is confident that it has made a wise decision in its choice of Barbara
Hall as its Best Girl Citizen.
Mary Lea Pioppi
Rolling plains, lofty heights,
Rivers broad, valleys wide,
Teeming cities, quiet towns,
Farms at harvest, mill wheels turning
Are the structure of my homeland.
Roads that stretch like ribbons wide,
Across the land from shore to shore,
With their constant stream of traffic
Over bridge, under mountains
Are the sinews of my country.
Men at work, men at play,
Kin of mine, friends of yours,
Authors, farmers, men of science,
Teachers, laborers, doctors, priests
Build the bloodstream of my nation.
Love of neighbor, care for poor,
Constant striving for improvement,
Freedom of religious worship,
Liberty for all the people
Mold the spirit of America.
Structure, muscle, blood and spirit!
Out of these was built my country —
But without true love quite worthless.
In the breast of every citizen
Beats the heart of my America!
Mary Lea Pioppi
Tues. 12 The Plymouth High School Press Club met and elected its
officers for the school year with Mrs. Louise Bearse as faculty
Tues. 19 Roy Randall, president of the S. A. S., called the first assem-
bly to explain to the school the functions of the Student Activi-
ties Society and the method by which officers, board, and coun-
cil members are elected.
Tues. 19 The S. A. S. under the leadership of Miss Nellie Locklin de-
cided that the sale of defense stamps should begin on Sep-
tember 27. At the same time the new jeep campaign will be
started. The goal of this drive is fixed at $4,950, the cost of a
flying jeep and a field ambulance.
Sat. 22 With "Dutch" Morini and Roy Randall as co-captains, the
1944 football squad played its first game against Abington.
Tues. 26 Today the members of the school were privileged to listen to
four members of the Army Air Corps who spoke to pupils
concerning requirements, training, and opportunities for ser-
vice in the A. A. F.
Thurs. 5 The school enjoyed a "March of Time" film on Canada, the
first in a series of eight such films to be shown here.
Tues. 10 With President Joseph Dietlin presiding, the Senior Class
held its first meeting, at which plans for a dance were dis-
Mon. 16 The girls' hockey team played its opening game of the season
Mon. 23 I n an assembly sponsored by the S. A. S., the school listened
to Mr. Charles W. Copp, an American who has taught in Japan
for twenty-one years. He related many enlightening and in-
teresting facts concerning the country and its people.
Fri. 27 The Senior Class held its annual dance this evening, and all
who attended spent an enjoyable evening dancing to the music
of Carlo David's orchestra.
Thurs. 2 An impressive commemorative ceremony was held in honor
of the late Mr. Wayne M. Shipman, a beloved former principal
of this school. An address by the Reverend Carl Knudsen and
a dedicatory speech by Francis Tavernelli were delivered to
the students and the many friends of Mr. Shipman who were
Fri. 10 An Armistice Day assembly program, comprised of literary
selections of prose and poetry describing the spirit of our
country from the Revolutionary Days of 1776 to the present
world struggle, was presented to the school by a group of
students most of whom have brothers in the service. The
program was under the direction of Mrs. Louise Bearse.
Thurs. 16 A "March of Time" film on Brazil was shown to the school,
as well as a film depicting the tragic story of Lidice, a mining
village in Czechoslovakia which was obliterated by the Ger-
mans. Captain LeBaron Briggs of the A. A. F. told the school
of his experiences in the various countries he has visited dur-
ing the past few months.
Mon. 20 Mr. R. G. Harrigan of the American Red Cross spoke to the
school concerning the work of the Red Cross at home and
Wed. 22 The traditional Parent's Night was held in order to promote
closer cooperation between the parents in the home and the
teachers at school.
Tues. 28 Mrs. Marion Longever concluded her duties at P. H. S. where
for the past three and a half years she has served as secretary.
She was well remembered by the school staff and the student
body who showered her with many gifts. She will be replaced
by Mrs. Ruth Bailey.
Wed. 29 Three war films of vital interest to all were shown to students.
They portrayed the invasion of the Normandy beaches, the
attack and occupation of Cherbourg, and the liberation of
Fri. 1 At the Jeep Dance held to promote sales in the Jeep Cam-
paign, pupils bought stamps to the amount of $122.90.
Wed. 6 The school has gone victoriously over the top in the campaign
to purchase a flying jeep and a field ambulance.
Thurs. 14 The students of P. H. S. were given a battery of guidance
Fri. 15 tests by two Boston University professors to determine their
various aptitudes and interests.
Fri. 22 This year a program intended to evoke the Christmas mood
and spirit was prepared by the Fifth Period Girls' English
Division under the supervision of Mrs. Miriam Raymond with
Joanne Calzolari as general chairman. Each girl accepted
responsibility on some committee, and the entire group ap-
peared on the program as a speaking choir. Their selections
included "The Christmas Story", "Hark! The Herald Angels
Sing", and "I Heard The Bells". Carols were sung by the
ensemble on the stage and the glee club in the balcony directed
by Miss Beatrice Hunt. They were accompanied by a trio —
Mrs. Amelia Vincent, violin; Mrs. Roland Holmes, cel'o; and
Miss Nellie Locklin, piano. The Christmas words and music
were presented against a very effective Nativity Scene. Mem-
bers of the art classes including Dorothy Durant, Doris FiUion,
Dolores Ghidoni, Barbara Holmes, Mary Allen Manion Mar-
jorie Stevens, and Bette Lee Watterson are deserving of special
mention for their work under the supervsion of Mrs. Margaret
Brown. The figures in the background came to life in an
impressive tableau which concluded the program. The follow-
ing took part in the tableau :
Joseph Norman Fabri
Mary Gloria Costa
f Pauline Zanello
Angels < ^ ,
i Barbara Sawyer
Shepherds ' ■< Wallace Dudley
i Palma Pederzani
Wise Men I Robert Brenner
Fri. 22 This evening the girls' hockey team, the cheer leaders, and
the boys' football team sponsored a Sports Dance at which
Coach Louis Rudolph announced that John Banker had been
chosen captain of next year's football squad.
Tues. 2 Students again returned to school after the Christmas holidays
and resumed their studies with renewed energy.
Thurs. 11 Because of a threatened epidemic of scarlet fever, P. H. S.
and all other Plymouth schools had an enforced vacation of
two and a half weeks.
Tues. 6 Mr. Edgar Mongan announced that Barbara Hall had been
awarded the honor of being chosen the Best Girl Citizen of
the senior class.
Wed. 21 The birthdays of Washington and Lincoln were celebrated at
an assembly presented to the school under the direction of
Miss Iris Albertini. George Martin acted as narrator and
the program included charades, several recitations, two songs
by the glee club, and the performance of "Skip To My Lou"
and the minuet.
Tues. 20 The S. A. S. presented to the school Mr. William Hacker, a
pianist, who demonstrated the various styles in musical com-
Thurs. 22 Coach Jeoffrey Nunez made awards to ten basketball boys,
commented upon the season just completed, and announced
that James Butters has been chosen next year's captain.
Tues. 27 The new members of the National Honor Society were an-
nounced at a special assembly. From the senior class Herbert
Mitchell, Eleanor Ruffini, and Ann Dugan were chosen; from
the junior class, Kenneth Telfer, Richard Correa, Raymond
Girard, Hilda Belcher, Marjorie Radcliffe, Catherine Brigida,
and Ruth Van Amburgh. The initiation ceremony was con-
ducted by Francis Tavernelli and participated in by Margaret
Brewster, Barbara Hall, Dorothy Moskos, Mary Lea Pioppi,
and Royal Randall.
Thurs. 29 The students saw a "March of Time" film, "The French Cam-
paign", which described events in France from its seizure by
the Germans to its liberation by the Allies.
Fri. 30 Another "March of Time" film was shown, this one on South
SENIOR TEN-CENT-A-WEEK COLLECTORS
Front Row: Janet Perkins, Herbert Mitchell, Marjorie Knight
Second Row: Mr. Mario Romano, Robert Bastoni, Francis Tavernelli, William DiStefano
qAs We Once Were
The ensemble was again organized under the di-
rection of Miss Beatrice Hunt with three new members
to replace graduates. Sopranos — Pauline Armstrong,
Barbara Hall, and Katherine Palches ; second sopranos
— Ruth Vickery, Mary Manion, and Virginia Marois;
Altos — Mary Lea Pioppi, Eleanor Ruffini, and Hilda
Belcher, with Eileen Collari as accompanist.
November 21, 1944
In its first appearance of the year the glee club, band, ensemble, and
violin quartet took part in the Thanksgiving Assembly.
December 19, 1944
The ensemble entertained the Rotary Club at a meeting which was
held at the Plymouth Rock House. The girls received high praise for their
December 22, 1944
The glee club and ensemble participated in the Christmas Assembly.
The student body joined in the singing, and thoroughly enjoyed the as-
December 22, 1944
The ensemble went to Camp Edwards to sing Christmas Carols for
the soldiers in the hospital.
January 30, 1945
A most enjoyable day was spent at Bridgewater Teachers' College by
the ensemble. They were guests of the students at a luncheon, and in the
afternoon took part in group singing and country dancing.
February 8, 1945
* W A1 the Reunion of St. Peter's Church the ensemble
J^M^ sang "Old King Cole", "The Morning Now Beckons",
j^fc*^VA and "The May Day Carol" before an appreciative
<: i f^, audience.
February 21, 1945
At the combination George Washington and Abraham Lincoln As-
sembly the glee club sang "The Girl I Left Behind" and "Tenting Tonight."
March 21, 1945
The glee club sang at a celebration of International Day at the Ply-
mouth Woman's Club.
March 23, 1945
The ensemble presented an Easter program at the Congregational
Church. Margaret Donovan acted as narrator, and the ensemble provided
Cy rid iron f\eui
Under the watchful guidance
of Coachehs Louis Rudolph and
Mario Romano, the football squad
began training vigorously for its
first game, only two weeks away.
With only one session of body con-
tact because of the late arrival of
helmets, Plymouth entered the
game against Abington very much
the underdog. The outcome was not
entirely unexpected. Abington was
the victor by a score of 31-7. How-
ever, the new gridsters in the line gained much experience, which proved
to be helpful in the coming games. The outstanding players were Richard
Morini and Richard Balboni in the backfield, and Ivan Richmond and Ken-
neth Telfer in the line.
The next game was at home against Rockland, an evenly-matched
contest all the way through. As the final whistle blew, Rockland was
ahead 12-7. Long runs were made by Richard Morini and Richard Balboni,
but an equal amount of credit for good performance should be given to
the line which held Rockland for seven downs on Plymouth's one-yard line.
The team then journeyed to Middleboro. Again Plymouth lost by a
score of 12-19 to an adversary that had been undefeated and unscored^
upon in its first two games. The first Plymouth touchdown was made by
Richard Morini on a twenty-yard run through the center of the line. The
other came when Richard Balboni intercepted a Middleboro pass on Ply-
mouth's three-yard line, and then raced ninety-seven yards behind good
blocking by the whole team. In this game James Butters, Plymouth center,
sustained a fractured wrist which forced him to discontinue football.
Playing against a much larger and heavier Milton Academy, Plymouth
went down to its fourth straight defeat to the tune of 26-0.
Then Plymouth was beaten by Braintree on its home grounds. The
valiant Plymouth line held the visitors to only one touchdown for three
periods, and opened holes for the Plymouth backs to make possible long
runs by Richard Morini and Robert Roncarati. These, in turn, set up
Plymouth's touchdown on a one-yard buck by Roy Randall. In the last
few minutes of play Braintree scored on a pass to defeat Plymouth 13-6.
Plymouth then journeyed to Whitman. In a bitterly-contested game
Richard Morini ran thirty yards for the touchdown that gave Plymouth
its first win.
This taste of victory gave Plymouth new life, and the following week
the team defeated Barnstable 6-0.
With the offense finally clicking, Plymouth travelled to Quincy, a
three to one underdog. North Quincy fans, however, were soon biting their
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fingernails and wailing in fear, for, as the half ended, Plymouth was lead-
ing 14-7. But in the second half North Quincy pushed over one touchdown on
a sustained drive from its own thirty-five yard line, and a little later ran
back an intercepted pass to gain a 21-14 victory. The entire Plymouth
team should be accorded the highest praise for its performance in this
game. Outweighed by at least twenty pounds a man, the little giants held
big North Quincy until the very last three minutes of play before accepting
In the last game of the season, Plymouth beat Bridgewater 13-6, with
the honors again going to Richard Morini. As a reward for his hard work
and fine spirit, Co-Captain "Dutch" Morini was given honorable mention
on the New England All-Scholastic Football Team.
Opponent P. H. S.
Abington 31 7
Rockland 12 7
Middleboro 19 12
Milton Academy 26
Braintree 13 6
North Quincy 21 14
Bridgewater 6 13
W/TTH only one veteran of last year's championship team, Plymouth
High completed another basketball season with a record of five vic-
tories and seven losses.
Plymouth won its first two games from Duxbury and Kingston, and
then dropped a close one to a strong Rock-
From the next four games Plymouth
emerged with the lower scores, being de-
feated twice by Fairhaven, once by Whit-
man, and once by Coyle High of Taunton.
In the next contest Plymouth scored
an upset by defeating a highly-touted
Abington quintet on its home court.
Two more games, one with North
Quincy and another with Middleboro, were
chalked up in the lost column. Then Ply-
mouth concluded its schedule with victories
over Kingston and Middleboro.
The basketball boys wish to express
to Coach Geoffrey Nunez their very deep
thanks for his teaching, and gratitude for
his unswerving faith in them.
Boys' Basketball Captain and Coach
Robert McCosh and
Mr. Jeffrey Nunez
SOUTH SHORE TOURNAMENT
At the conclusion of the regular season, Plymouth prepared for the
annual South Shore Tournament. At an earlier date drawings had been
made, and for its first game Plymouth drew Stoughton. Paced by Cap-
tain Bob McCosh, who scored ten out of eleven points in the first quarter,
Plymouth won 35-11.
The next game proved a real test for the Shiretown players. Plymouth
struggled hard against a classy Oliver Ames team for a 28-27 victory.
In the third and final game of the tournament, Plymouth lost to
Abington. All through the game neither team was ever ahead by more
than four points. In the last few seconds of the game a basket by John
Lopes was nullified, and Abington froze the ball to gain victory and the
championship by a 28-27 score.
Opponents P. H. S.
Kingston 25 30
Rockland 34 29
Fairhaven 65 38
Whitman 28 26
Fairhaven 35 32
Coyle 44 34
Abington 31 32
Whitman 4 50
Coyle 42 25
No. Quincy 42 21
Middleboro 39 35
Kingston 20 21
Mdddleboro 35 41
Stoughton — Quarter-finals 11 35
Oliver Ames — Semi-finals 27 28
Abington — Finals 28 27
Front Row: Richard Buttner, George Martin, Robert Roncarati, Robert McCosh, Robert
Bastoni, Roy Randall, Norman Clark
Second Row: Coach Jeffrey Nunez, Richard Correa, Robert Dupuis, Melvin Klasky,
Wallace Dudley, Harold Govoni, Robert Mills, John Lopes, Jr., Richard Burgess
Front Row: Margaret Brewster, Robert Hutchinson, Barbara Hall, Francis Tavernelli,
R ji vhnvji ^Stevens
Second Row: Althea St. Onge, Dorothy Moskos, Roy Randall, Eleanor Ruffini, Ann
Dueran, Mrs. Miriam Raymond .
Third Row: Mary Lea Pioppi, Dorothy Forniciari, Marie Southwell, Dorothy Durant,
Marv Salmi, Helen Marinos, Norma Anderson
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CUCH enthusiasm was displayed this year
^^^L when about thirty girls reported for
1^. J practice that the school was able to have
J** | first and second team games with several
The season began with a scrimmage
with Marshfield, as a result of which Ply-
mouth was able to eliminate some of its
The first scheduled game was played
,; '■ with Middleboro, Louise Poirier making
the only goal.
Kingston suffered defeats in both its
games with Plymouth. These conflicts were
exciting because of the long-standing riv-
alry between the schools.
The first time the team clashed with
Gir,S msT k c1ro!yn Ca p P ar; n en an anS 0aCh Scituate, the game proved to be very in-
Eleanor Ruffini teresting, as for several years now that
team has been a South Shore champion. However, the teams were evenly
matched and the game ended in a 0-0 score.
The second time Plymouth met Middleboro, the Plymouth girls were
once more victorious. Again the only goal was made by Louise Poirier.
In the second conflict with Scituate the spectators were greatly ex-
cited as both teams were trying to maintain their undefeated and unscored-
upon records. Marjorie Knight was one of the outstanding players in the
game which ended with the score tied at 1-1.
Then came the game with Hingham, which was one of the most difficult
of the season. Although the team fought hard to remain undefeated, it
was beaten in both its games with this school.
The season ended with a bewildering game with the football team in
which the boys were defeated 1-0.
The girls' hockey team is grateful to its coach, Miss Carolyn Parren,
for the training which she gave, and to Eleanor Ruffini for her leadership
Opponents P. H. S.
Scituate 1 1
Football Team 1
Pa 9 e 42 Total — A ~7
Front Row: Ruth Ellis, Elaine Girard, Marjorie Knight, Barbara Hall, Eleanor Ruffini,
Ruth Vickery, Ann Dugan, Norma Scotti, Mary Allen Manion
Second Row: Claire LaForest, Hilda Belcher, Dorothy English, Catherine Brigida,
Louise Poirier, Harriet DeFelice, Barbara Gunther, Bello Pedro, Harriet Douglas,
Gertrude Alves, Barbara Holmes
Third Row: Ann Stratton, Priscilla Ellis, Shirley Haire, Dolores Tassinari, Pauline
Ruffini, Alice Dugan, Marjorie Nickerson. Janet Perkins, Betty Ann Beaton
Front Row: Marjorie Knight, Barbara Hall, Eleanor Ruffini, Ruth Vickery, Ann Dugan,
Second Row: Ruth Ellis, Elaine Girard, Palma Pederzani, Alfreda Roncarati, Margaret
Brewster, Patricia Dugan, Mary Allen Manion
Third Row: Thelma Sylvia, Bella Pedro, Ruth Gordon, Janet Perkins, Helen Mai-inos,
WfHEN school closed in January because of the threatened scarlet fever
epidemic, basketball practice was delayed for two weeks, but, once
organized, the team went to work enthusiastically.
A holiday game was played with an Alumnae team composed of some
of the school's very recent graduates who, although they were defeated,
provided more than a little competition for the undergraduates.
The first game was played at Middleboro, and there the home team
suffered its only defeat of the year by a margin of six points.
Throughout the entire game with Hingham, Plymouth remained in
the lead, the final score being 13-9.
In the second game with Middleboro, both teams played a hard-fought
game, and the Middleboro team was defeated by three points.
At Hingham Plymouth was again victorious, with "Midge" Knight
as high scorer for the home team.
The season closed with a fast game with Kingston, whiclh resulted
in a victory for Plymouth by a score of 25-11.
The team greatly appreciates the interest and instruction given it
by the coach, Miss Carolyn Parren.
Opponent P. H. S.
Alumnae 23 28
Middleboro 21 15
Hingham 9 13
Middleboro 17 20
Hingham 17 26
Kingston 11 25
Totals 98 127
9*$ P* 9f I m P
Arlene O'Brien, Betty Ann Bearhope, Eleanor Ruffini, Barbara Hall, Althea St. Onge,
Front Row: Pauline Armstrong, Barbara Hall, Miss Beatrice Hunt, Ruth Vickery,
Mary Lea Pioppi
Second Row: Virginia Marois, Katherine Palches, Eleanor Ruffini, Eileen Codlari, Mary
Allen Manion, Hilda Belcher
2. Willing to accept
3. Thinking about Quincy
4. Passing it along
5. An ungodly laugh
6. Doodling in room 304
7. Dreaming of the nights
8. Inviting them in
9. Shoving around the coach
10. Being escorted home
11. Keeping quiet
12. Getting an earful
13. Plenty of gas and girls
14. Dreaming of Class Night
15. Buying pipe tobacco
16. Looking for a good physics
17. Looking for gas
18. Praising the hockey team
19. Willing to go places
20. Wanting to go places
21. Doing that extra bit
22. Passing it along
23. Helping Mrs. Urann
24. Dating Dick
25. Repairing his own shoes
You Dog ! !
Ye gads, no!
Well, what do you say?
Don't do that!
Porta mi gual!
A cheer for the team !
How about a push?
Oh, for heavens sake!
Bing, Bing Dio!
Where's my Ten-cents-a-
What a beast!
Wait till graduation!
You guys, not me!
Well, what do you expect?
Take it easy!
Oh, you funny boy!
Like heck !
A Flash In
Spilling the beans
Pressing the duds
A bathing suit on the beach
Heckling Mr. Young
The Green Hornet
A sailor-driven Mercury
Walking around town
Driving Jordan's truck
A Plymouth coupe
Fixing auto bodies
Creating party signs
Her long blond hair
Whenever there is any excitement, Elston Bartlett is on the spot
ready with his camera. It is certainly fortunate that he is, or we should
have to do without his numerous and interesting displays of snapshots.
For what possible reason have many Junior girls been attracted to
Room 102 during spare moments and study periods? Is it that the fem-
inine sex is thirsting for a deeper knowledge of chemistry?
When unusual tranquility reigns, among others there are always Enzo,
George, Irving, or Melvin to mar it. Although there are some who at times
do not at first fully appreciate their jollity, they cannot resist smiling for
The Juniors are certainly proud of the boys who played this year
on the football team. Among these grid stars are George Martin, Arthur
Shaw, John Banker, Herbert Kearsley, Kenneth Telfer, and Henry Ferrari.
With the congratulations being expressed to John Banker on his
election to the captaincy of the '45 football squad goes the hope that he
will lead a championship team.
During the basketball games this year the Junior stars have certainly
been visible. Names? There are Captain Robert McCosh, Harold Govoni,
John Lopes, James Butters, and Wallace Dudley, an impressive number.
The day on which the chemistry students experimented with hydro-
gen sulfide was known to all in the school, as the distinct odor of rotten
eggs spread very rapidly through the lower corridors to the upper floors.
As members of the hockey team sped down the field this season, the
Junior girls, Louise Poirier and Barbara Gunther, were especially helpful
in assisting the team to victory.
This year's Latin students have been struggling with the orations of
Cicero as have others in years gone by. However, those who sympathize
with Cicero's troubles with Catiline are few, while there are many who
would frankly favor an earlier assassination.
International Relations Dept.
The pupils of the first and second period English classes became
acquainted with their friends in Belgium and the Belgian Congo because
they had to do research work for an essay contest. Two books were
awarded, one to Lillian Parker and one to Marjorie Radcliffe, although
as yet no one has received the postwar round-trip ticket to Belgium which
was advertised for the two best essays entered in the contest.
There he goes again ! Someone has mentioned chickens to Francis
Verre. There seems to be nothing that this expert does not know about
From Carver comes the Junior class president, Kenneth Telfer, who
certainly deserves mention on this page. A salute to his town for sending
us such a fine leader !
The Lone Girl Dept.
Noticeable among the members of the first period Machines class
is the presence of one girl seated at the front desk. Upon further investi-
gation it proves to be Lillian Parker, a resident of Plympton.
A salute to our two rhythm makers, Reginald Correa and Robert
Querze, who contribute to the school definitely pleasing clarinet music.
Front Row: Elaine Girard, Mary Lea Pioppi, Margaret Brewster, Ruth Viekery, Mary
Second Row: Ruth Gordon, Nancy Montanari, Barbara Holmes, Mrs. Alice Urann, Ann
Dugan, Dorothy Durant, Delia Cadorette.
Third Row: Herbert Mitchell, Robert Hutchinson, Joseph Dietlin, Robert Slade, Levi
MEMORY BOOK STAFF
Front Row: Lois Caswell, Elaine Girard, Robert Hutchinson, Mary Lea Pioppi, Barbara
Hall, Mrs. Miriam Raymond, Robert Silva, Marjorie Knight, Mary Allen Manion,
Second Row: Norma Anderson, Barbara Holmes, Ruth Gordon, Margaret Brewster,
Margaret Donovan, Eleanor Ruffini, Ruth Vickery, Ann Dugan, Patricia Dugan,
Marjorie Radcliffe, Pauline Armstrong, Hilda Belcher
Third Row: William DiStefano, Joseph Quinlan, Sumner Stratton, Elston Bartlett,
Enzo Monti, Roy Randall, Charles Matthewson
STUDENT ACTIVITIES SOCIETY
Front Row: Ruth Kessler, Hilda Belcher, Marjorie Knight, Mrs. Alice Urann, Miss
Nellie Locklin, Mr. Theodore Packard, Roy Randall, Herbert Kearsley, Mary Lea
Pioppi, Eleanor Sampson
Second Row: Charles Matthewson, Robert Dupuis, Louis Pederzani, Richard Morini,
Catherine Baratta, Eleanor Ruffini, Ann Dugan, Eva Paoletti, John Banker, Robert
Querze, Henry Ferrari, James Butters
Third Row: Francis Tavernelli, Norma Fabri, Robert Bastoni, James Lamborghini,
Ivan Richmond, George Martin, Donald Raymond, Joseph Dietlin, Elston Bartlett,
Raymond Girard, Kenneth Teller
Kelly, Dexter Mc-
Second Row :
Eva P a o 1 e 1 1 i
Miss Margie Wil
Wise and ^jrootlsk S^oph
Our presence in High School is not resented:
Both the wise and the foolish are represented.
To those whose names are on this page:
Please don't succumb to a fit of rage.
These verses are written all in fun —
So don't interrupt, once I've begun.
Louis can't be called a shirker:
Everyone rates him a faithful worker.
Never once did we repent
That we chose him president.
The other officers helped him prove
That sophomores are on the move.
Our football players lack no gumption:
Blow a whistle, and watch them function.
Roncarati is by far
The topmost sophoynore football star.
Harney, Young, and Lamborghini,
McKcnna, Gaspar, and Pederzini
Kicked and tackled, blocked and ran
To excite each eager football fan.
"Ready for Football — Weighs Seventy-eight" ,
Headlines in the Old Colony state.
Hoivard Silva is that lad,
Watch him tackle he's not bad.
Others practised so they might be
Next year perhaps on the varsity.
When we're in the mood for wit and jest
We always seek Katy, for she's the best.
"Where will she be? Where is she now?"
If you can guess, then take a boiv!
Remember the "Tortoise and the Hare?"
Crowell and Young are such a pair.
One's too slow, the other too fast:
But they're good friends, despite contrast.
Mary Janeiro, there's no denial
Is the little gal with the great big smile.
Carlo David and his "solid-senders"
Are Plymouth High's pet music blenders.
Included in our class so far
Are three of that famous orchestra.
When Besegai took up his horn,
A second Harry James was born.
That lively band and its musical strains
Were heartily welcomed at basketba'l games.
Since I have proved my first contention,
No further cases need I mention.
For I don't believe in long goodbyes
That bore the mind arid tire the eyes.
In the Long Run
You and your friends will prize the portrait
that looks like you — your truest self, free
from stage effects and little conceits.
It is in this "long run" photography that
PURDY success has been won.
Portraiture by the camera that one cannot
laugh at or cry over in later years.
For present pleasure and future pride protect
your photographic self by having PURDY
make the oortraits.
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Official Photographers to
Plymouth High School Class 1945
• • •
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THE PLYMOUTH NATIONAL BANK
Auto Supplies Bicycles
6 Main Street
C. F. FOWLER
Bliss Hardware Co., Inc.
Plumbing Supplies Fertilizers
DuPont Paints Garden Tools
Locksmiths Builders' Hardware
Frederic A. Bliss
Sheet Metal Work
Opp. Old Colony Theatre Tel. 825 PLYMOUTH
7 Main Street Plymouth
To the Class of 1945
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Phone 1623-W 124 Sandwich Street
PRIMO'S SERVICE STA.
Tel. Plymouth 79
CORNER OF SANDWICH AND SOUTH STREETS
THE BEST FRAPPES IN TOWN
SUNDAES CAN'T BE BEAT
PLENTY OF GOOD POP - CORN
THE MANHATTAN GROCERY
GEORGE D. MAYERS, Prop.
58 SANDWICH ST. PLYMOUTH
Elmer E. Avery
Est. Since 1905
16 Main St. Plymouth
AUTOMOBILE Surety Bonds
Good Quality at Just Prices
298 Court St. Plymouth
Plymouth 8C Brockton
Street Railway Co.
RIDE OUR MODERN
298 Court St. Plymouth
SHOES and REPAIRING
53 Court St.
16 Market St.
THE VIOLIN SHOP
ROGER S. KELLEN
299 Court St.
DR. WILLIAM O. DYER
BILLY WALSH'S MARKET
The Home of
Tel. 1259 54 COURT ST.
Hours 8 a. m to 8 p. m.
52 Sandwich St PLYMOUTH
DR. A. L. DOUGLAS
DR. E. HAROLD DONOVAN
PLYMOUTH SUPPLY CO.
Plumbing — Heating
Paint and Hardware Supplies
Tel. 1423 39 COURT ST.
If it's New and Smart you'll find it at
SYLVIA'S MILLINERY SHOP
(Former location of Children's Shop)
18 COURT ST. PLYMOUTH
DEXTER'S SHOE STORE
THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Tel. 165-W 16 Court St.
C LOU GH'S
84 Summer St.
52 Main St.
RUTH MORGAN, M. A.
751 Little Building
No service charge to client
13 COURT ST.
GRAY, THE CLEANER
Hours Every Afternoon Except Wednesday
1:30 to 5:00
DR. FRANK L. BAILEY
Russell BIdg. Plymouth
291-295 COURT ST. PLYMOUTH
118 SANDWICH ST. PLYMOUTH
EDES MANUFACTURING CO
Clothes for All Occasions
SPORT COATS SUITS
SPORT SLACKS WHITE FLANNELS
MORSE & SHERMAN
WM. J. SHARKEY
Court Street PLYMOUTH
Shows the newest in
Misses' and Women's Wear
Donovan & Sullivan
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P. V. CARTER, Pembroke, Mass.
Tel. Bryantville 326-13
Best Wishes to the Class of '45
BAILEY MOTOR SALES, Inc.
114 Sandwich Street Plymouth, Mass.
BUICK and PONTIAC Sales and Service
G.M.C. TRUCK Sales and Service
A reliable place to trade . . . One of the best-equipped
service stations in the vicinity . . . Agents for
Delco Batteries and United States Tires.
Don't Forget: All of Our Repair Work is Guaranteed
ARTHUR L. ELLIS 8c CO., Inc.
"Cape Cod" Curtains
PETROLEUM SALES and SERVICE, Inc.
Filtered Range and Fuel Oils White Flash Gasoline
Atlantic High Film Strength Motor Oils
HEDGE ROAD PLYMOUTH
Telephone Plymouth 1499
PLYMOUTH LUMBER CO
OF ALL KINDS
L. KNIFE 8C SON
E. CAVICCHI and SONS
Fruit and Produce
296 Court Street Tel. 1190 NO. PLYMOUTH
PLYMOUTH CO-OPERATIVE FEDERAL
SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
Organized 1882 Federalized 1937
A. PERRY RICHARDS ROBERT J. TUBBS
President Vice-President and Treasurer
WALDER J. ENGSTROM
Secretary and Asst. Treasurer
Serving the Community for Over 62 Years
Mutual Thrift and Home Mortgage Lending Institution
Make This YOUR Headquarters for
Home Mortgage Financing
INFORMATION AND SERVICE ON
HOME LOANS UNDER G. I. BILL OF RIGHTS
PURCHASE OF U. S. WAR SAVINGS BONDS
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES
44 Main Street Plymouth, Mass.
WHITNEY SHIRTS MALLORY HATS
PLYMOUTH MEN'S SHOP
WILLIAM CAVICCHI, Proprietor
Telephone 341 18 Main Street
MANHATTAN SHIRTS LEOPOLD MORSE CLOTHES
Enna Jettick Shoes Little Sudent Shoes
EDDIE'S SHOE STORE
E. HAND, Proprietor
18 Main Street Tel. 158 PLYMOUTH
THE FAMILY SHOE STORE
A-Z Comfort Shoes A-Z Comfort Slippers
JOHN E. JORDAN CO.
Your Hardware Store for 120 Years
PAINT — HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES — HARDWARE
PLUMBING and HEATING SUPPLIES
1 Main Street Plymouth
ALPHONSO'S AUTO BODY
ALPHONSO CHIARI, Proprietor
BEAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Save Your Tires Drive Carefully
5 1 SAMOSET STREET PLYMOUTH, MASS.
STEVENS ... the fio
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Member of the
Florist Telegraph Delivery Association
Nine Court Street
MACHINE AND BURNER
Bass Moccasins Kamp Tramps
Arnold and Stetson Shoes
Physical Culture Shoes
Hill and Dale Shoes
Opposite Buick Garage
D. W. BESSE, Proprietor
65 Main St. Plymouth
Exclusive Agents in Plymouth for
AIR-STEP Shoes for Women
ROBLEE Shoes for Men
BUSTER BROWN SHOES for
Boys and Girls
If It's New, It's at Sibley's
11 Court Street
H. A. BRADFORD
S. S. PIERCE
1 Warren Ave. Plymouth
Congratulations — Class of 1945
Plymouth's Most Popular
WALTER S. PEARSON
MISSES AND WOMEN
54 Main St. Pymouth
62 Court St. Plymouth
Mitchell - Thomas Co.
Tel. 1278 23 Sandwich St.
66 Court St. Plymouth
For the Graduation Gift, give a
fine WATCH or RING
We carry a complete line of Nationally-Advertised Watches
BULOVA, BENRUS, ELGIN, GRUEN, HAMILTON, WITTNAUER,
WALTHAM and LONGINES
Friendship and Birthstone Rings Pen and Pencil Sets
IDENTIFICATION BRACELETS TIE AND COLLAR SETS BILLFOLDS
LOCKETS, CROSSES, BRACELETS. ROSARIES, TOILET SETS
15 Main Street PLYMOUTH
COAL and OIL CO.
JOHN J. ALSHEIMER, Inc.
THOMAS R. HOGAN
BEST WISHES TO THE
PLYMOUTH COUNTY ELECTRIC CO.
W. T. GRANT CO.
2 Court St., Plymouth
GEORGE V. BUTTNER STORE
Plymouth's Most Modern Store
For Ladies, Misses and Children
"That Distinctive Store of Plymouth"
19-21 Court St. Telephone 290
We operate our own Cleansing Plant on Premises
We call for and deliver
COURT ST. Tel. 941 NO. PLYMOUTH
COAL and OIL CO.
"blue coal" dealer
ephone 1233-R HEDGE
VOLTA RECORD SHOP
BEST WISHES TO
CLASS OF 1945
PURITAN CLOTHING CO.
Plymouth" s Modern Store
For Men and Boys
MAIN STREET PYMOUTH,
Elizabeth M. Foster
— for —
Room 10 Buttner Buildng
WOMEN and CHILDREN
Stoddard 8C Talbot
Insurance That Insures
36 Main St. Plymouth
Fire — Automobile — Plate Glass
62 Court St. Plymouth
Burglary and All Other Types
Shoes for All the Family
Better Shoes for Less Money
Tel. 733-W 301 Court St.
Henry's Furniture Co.
40 Court Street
9 MARKET ST.
Tel. 1118 HENRY BUSI, Prop.
Tel. 400 Tel. 1670
Best Wishes of
Forest Drug Store
Lowest Prices in Town
22 Court St. Plymouth
67 Main St. Corner North
120 Sandwich St. Plymouth
at Low Prices
We put new life in old shoes
Convenient — Economical
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63 Yi Main St. Plymouth
Tel. 272 Howland St.
BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU
FROM ALL OF US
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Ben R. Resnick Co.
Intensive Courses Start July 2
G. E. BIGELOW, Principal
226 Main St. Brockton, Mass.
Cor. Summer and High Streets
Balboni's Drug Store
JOSEPH BALBONI, Reg. Pharm.
ICE CREAM SHOP
WHITMAN and KEMP PRODUCTS
317 Court Street
63 Main St. Plymouth
Very Best Wishes to the
Class of '45
The Cooper Drug Co.
Knight's Service Station
Drugs and Prescriptions
109 Sandwich St.
Tel. 1547-W Plymouth
SEARS FUEL CO.
Coke — COAL — Charcoal
Range and Fuel Oil
Lothrop St. Plymouth
Norge — Gibson — Crosley Refrigerators
Market St. Plymouth, Mass.
Tel. 1485 84 Court St.
Radio Service — Recording Service
56 Court St. Tel. 975
28 Main St. Plymouth
Cape Insurance Agency
Amedeo V. Sgarzi Orfeo H. Sgarzi
Insurance for Everything Insurable
4 Court St. Plymouth, Mass.
DR. JOSEPH W. WILD
DR. GEORGE S. WILD
12 Main Street Plymouth
Diamonds, Watches, Silverware
Expert Watch and Jewelry Repairing
Plymouth's Leading Jewelry Store
for 140 years.
4 Main St. Tel. 429 Plymouth
46 Main St. Plymouth
WOOD'S FISH MARKET
MAIN ST. EXT. PLYMOUTH
1 COURT ST. PLYMOUTH, MASS.
Phone Plymouth 440; Res. 1582
ALVES SHOE STORE
Tel. 441 303 COURT ST.
36 SANDWICH ST.
THE ROGERS PRINT
Designers and Producers of
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Key to AS WE ONCE WERE
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Mary Allen Manion
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